Gerrit Rietveld Quotes

Who was Gerrit Rietveld?

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld was a Dutch architect and furniture designer. He is best known for his Rietveld Chair which is designed in De Stijl.

Born June 24, 1888
Died June 25, 1964
Aged 76 years old

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Best 6 Quotes by Gerrit Rietveld

“Experience is based on the stimulus of the senses.”

“The message we sought to convey together was simplicity in life, through our work and by example. I don’t think we were too fanatical about it.”

“The reality that architecture can create is space.”

“To sit is a verb. If you're tired, just lie down.”

“You cannot answer me now, but still I ask: Are you well? Just say ‘yes’, far off in the distance. I will seek out the moon tonight. Goodbye dearest. I.L.Y.R. (I love you, Rietveld)”

“You scatter ideas around. People say I have lots of ideas, but you have many more. I pluck them from you. And they’re not just simple ideas, but you understand how to take them further.”

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